Case Studies Greenbuild Editor's Choice 2016

Computrols Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 2016, Computrols Inc. began renovating the 43,000-square-foot building that will serve as its new manufacturing facility and headquarters in Gretna, Louisiana. According to Drew Mire, the company’s vice president of operations, this new location can’t happen fast enough. He says Computrols has outgrown its old facility, and the new one is just one way […]

Crestron Electronics

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In a typical large office, a few light switches control all the lights. That means if one person is working in the office, all the lights are on. This system is inefficient and wasteful, and it is exactly the kind of lighting that Crestron Electronics is changing in offices, homes, hospitals and commercials buildings. With […]

Drew Maran Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Drew Maran started his custom home construction business in 1985, green was a color painted on the inside of his client’s wall, not a building standard. That didn’t stop his company, Drew Maran Construction, from becoming an early adopter of sustainable building practices eventually referred to as ‘green’ and taking steps like using non-toxic […]

Trinity Design/Build

Est. reading time: 5 mins

You know those beautiful old Mustangs burbling down the road in the summer? They look the same as they did decades ago, sometimes even better, but if you were to open the hoods, you’d find modern parts and other changes that make them more reliable. That’s the idea behind Alan Spruyt’s firm, Trinity Design/Build (TDB). […]

Efincia

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Based in High Point, North Carolina, Efincia, which includes Efincia Construction LLC and Efincia Engineering PC, is on a mission to design and build extremely energy efficient and affordable homes. Focusing on apartments, townhomes and duplexes, the company offers a recipe for energy-saving success. Efincia estimates the total cost of ownership, factoring in the occupant’s […]

Harvard Maintenance Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With property and facility managers facing a variety of challenges every day, Harvard Maintenance Inc. provides the ability to ensure their client indoor environments are clean and healthy while maintaining sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Harvard Maintenance works throughout the country and has broad-based capabilities to meet specific facility maintenance […]

GreenCircle Certified

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Since 2010, GreenCircle Certified LLC (GreenCircle) has been helping customers back up their sustainability claims through a system of rigorous third-party verification. GreenCircle was founded by Tara and Tad Radzinski, who started the company after becoming frustrated with the increasing number of supposedly “green” products flooding the market. Drawing on their years of experience in […]

Granville Homes

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With a love and passion for building, the team at Granville Homes combines innovative design and progressive building techniques to create neighborhoods that foster responsible growth. Located in Fresno, California, Granville builds an average of 200 to 250 homes per year and throughout its existence has completed more than 5,000 in the Central Valley. Founded […]

Orness Design Group

Est. reading time: 6 mins

In 2005 George Orness and Ken Relethford teamed up to form Orness Design Group Inc. (ODG), a food service consulting and equipment company. Drawing on Orness’ 35-plus years in the food service design industry and Relethford’s extensive experience as a licensed contractor, LEED AP and custom kitchen equipment fabricator, ODG strives to include the latest […]

Eco-Wares / Envirosafe MFG

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Eco-Wares is the sales division of Envirosafe Manufacturing Corporation which is a Florida-based, direct-ship manufacturer specializing in environmentally safe sealers and cleaners for concrete, masonry and porous stone. Concrete – the primary building block and its current decay Concrete is the most common man-made material and the second-most consumed substance on earth after water. In fact, […]

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